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Development of shipping routes and e-Navigation in the Baltic Sea (MonaLisa)
Start date: Dec 31, 2010, End date: Dec 30, 2013 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project aims to make a concrete contribution to efficient, safe and environmentally friendly maritime transport. This will be done through the development, demonstration and dissemination of innovative e-Navigational services to the shipping industry, which can lay the groundwork for future international deployment. Another main activity under this flagship project will be to undertake a quality assurance of hydrographic data for the major navigational areas in the Swedish and Finnish waters of the Baltic Sea, which, together with other pilot actions, will help enhance the safety of navigation and optimisation of shipping routes. The MonaLisa project is divided into four activities:• Dynamic and proactive route planning - "Green Routes"• Verification System for officers` certifications• Quality assurance of hydrographic data• Global sharing of maritime informationQuality assured hydrographic surveys are urgent due to the increasing number of large vessels navigating with deep draft. To verify that unknown shoals not exist between old sounding lines is urgent, and the reason why re-survey must be performed as soon as possible.Re-surveying of HELCOM fairways and Baltic Sea port areas should as soon as possible be carried out by way of modern quality ensured methods to ensure hydrographic data presented in existing nautical charts and other nautical publications. Achievements: Dynamic & Proactive Route planningA concept paper of Dynamic & Proactive Route planning was completed in the end of November 2011 and is available on the project website ( System for Officers CertificatesThe study identified a multitude of interesting and relevant issues and perceptions to be kept in mind for future development. There are a range of issues that need to be addressed in either the MONALISA system, or in the case of the implementation of a permanent system. These issues range from policy and organisational issues, national issues, organisational and educational issues and individual issues. This activity report serves as a basis to compile design recommendations for the technical design of the system.Ensuring the Quality of Hydrographic Data on Shipping Routes and AreasSpeed up re-surveys: The Bothnian Sea Survey 2011 was completed this summer/fall 2012, delayed for months, but completed about 8 500 km² for Finland and about 4 600 km² for Sweden.Baltic Sea Depths Data model: The development of a Depths Data Model for the Baltic Sea Region has progressed slowly. Two workshops have taken place, in Norrköping, October 2011 and in Helsinki, June 2012. with participants from most of the Baltic Sea countries.Harmonized vertical reference: To be able to present a proposal for a harmonised vertical reference for the Baltic Sea area, the following actions has been taken: A joint meeting with BSHC (Baltic Sea Hydrographic Commission), Progress report at BSHC 16th Conference, Participated to INSPIRE Evaluation meetings, Cooperation with IHO Tidal and Water Level Working GroupGlobal Sharing of Maritime Information (GSMI)The first sub-activity, Analysis and design, was finalised in 2011, according to plan. The Analysis and design sub-activity was re-opened early in 2012 in order to augment the data security and integrity requirements. The second sub-activity, System development, commenced as planned in 2011, and a working prototype of the so-called universal proxy was developed by the end of 2011. The third sub-activity, Promotion and marketing, also commenced as planned in Q3 2011.
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